Central Business District
Parking enforcement in the downtown central business area is implemented year round with a greater emphasis from May to September, during the peak tourism time.
Business owners in the downtown area may purchase a central business district permit that allows them to park in designated 4 hour parking space. Parking permits do not allow you to park in 2 hour parking or in the 4 hour parking at the central square mall or central school lots. However, there are many areas in the downtown that have free parking and are within walking distance of most shops.
Permits can be purchased at the Grand Rapids City Hall.
For more information, including updated Winter Parking Requirements (as of December 2016)
, see the City's Parking Ordinance
Additionally, you can click below for an interacitve downtown parking map.